2 September 2002 | Vol. 2, No. 3

Tough All Over

The enamel market isn't what it used to be. And with the cost of raw materials up through the roof, I don't know how much longer I can stay in this business. Profit margins can only shrink so much, you know.

Used to be I paid a penny per tooth. Now there's some that won't accept anything less than folding money—and not always Washingtons either.

So I've been looking at switching to hair. More accessible than teeth, and with these baby boomers hitting the bald years, the demand is bound to go up.

Beats working at a real job.

About the author:

Craig Butler's fiction has appeared in numerous print and online magazines, including Eclectica, Many Mountains Moving, Millennium Shift, Satire, Rockford Review, Paumanock Review, EWG Presents, Beef, Armchair Aesthete, Disenchanted, and Dark Moon Rising. He can be reached at .

For further reading:

Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 2, No. 3, where "Tough All Over" ran on September 2, 2002. List other work with these same labels: fiction, flash fiction.

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